India is about to start its campaign at Lawn Bowles in Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, know about the game, its rules and meaning
Yet, even what are lawn bowls? you can ask. Well, simply put, it is a game where players roll a bowl at a certain point. It has been a major sport in the Commonwealth Games since its inception.
Despite this, many people are still unfamiliar with the game. England leads the game with the most medals (51) in the Commonwealth Games. In the current Birmingham edition, the Indian Bowls team has a strong 10-man squad that will look to win the country’s first medal in the discipline. India started participating in the sport in 2010 and have come close to winning medals on several occasions.
What is Lawn Bowls Game in Commonwealth (CWG) Games 2022, Meaning, Rules
As the Indian Lawn Bowls team prepares to win its first medal, let us take a look at some of the details about the game.
Indian Team Lawn Bowls:
Men’s Team: 1. Sunil Bahadur (Singles, Pairs) 2. Mridul Borgohain (Pairs, Fours) 3. Dinesh Kumar (Triples, Fours) 4. Navneet Singh (Triples, Fours) 5. Chandan Kumar Singh (Triples, Fours).
Women’s Team: 1. Nayanmoni Saikia (Single, Pair) 2. Lovely Choubey (Pairs, Fours) 3. Tania Choudhary (Triple, Four) 4. Roopa Rani Tirkey (Triple, Four) 5. Pinky (Triple, Four).
Lawn Bowl Rules
Lawn Bowls is a game where players roll a bowl down a long green path (stretch). The main objective of the game is to get it as close to the target (jack) as possible. The player/team that gets the bowl closest to the jack wins the match.
Lawn Bowls is basically played in four formats: Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours. Names are assigned according to the number of people in each team in all four formats. In singles, a player wins the match by reaching 21 points before the other competitors. In other formats, players spin the ball from 18 different ends, each getting a turn. After each team has played their turn, the team with the most points wins.
Format of Lawn Bowls at Commonwealth Games 2022
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will follow the straight format of the Lawn Bowls game. Singles players and teams will be divided into four sections where they will play each other in the same match. The best two teams or players in each category will advance to the quarter-finals.
India’s Lawn Bowl Schedule (July 29, Day 1)
Tania (Women’s Singles) (1 PM IST & 4 PM IST)
Men’s Triples (1 PM IST and 4 PM IST)
Men’s Pairs (7:30 hrs IST & 10:30 hrs IST)
Women’s Fours (7:30 PM IST)
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